Those just getting started and those with some experience under their belt comprised the twelve startup teams who presented their companies to a crowd of investors and fellow entrepreneurs during the Wayfinder program’s pitch and match event held at the Cove @ UCI Beall Applied Innovation.
This event provides a platform for startup teams to pitch their product or service, highlight milestones and discuss next steps with investors and Innovation Advisors, a network of local business leaders who volunteer their time to support entrepreneurs at UCI Beall Applied Innovation. Along with strengthening their pitching skills, the startups receive constructive feedback and tips on navigating the entrepreneurial world.
Here are the teams that presented:
Volunteer Crowd: an app- and web-based startup that helps connect students to volunteer opportunities in their areas. Volunteer Crowd targets those who need volunteer work for school or job applications by building a verified volunteer transcript that tracks projects.
BottleBuilt: a sustainable brand that uses recyclable California Refund Value (CRV) plastic as a key building material in rapid, modular housing for more eco-friendly homes and construction supplies
CenSyn: provides a quick, efficient and accessible electroencephalogram device (EEG) to monitor brain health in emergency situations
Wing: the college student’s artificial intelligence-powered assistant. Wing plans tasks and uses independent contractors and third parties to affordably execute tasks in about 15 minutes
Alcazar: aggregates relevant property data to provide pinpoint analytics and insights to real estate professionals
Cartilage: functional cartilage products to improve patient mobility
Artistree Music: empowering the unmanaged musician by simplifying the business of music
AGTools: real-time data service for farmers and produce buyers offsetting volatility in the market, increasing profitability and decreasing food waste
WEat: a platform that helps people order and rate food from micro-enterprise home kitchens
BluPrint: a web and mobile app that helps people pursue their career path by providing the best educational resources for them to reach their goal
NeighborING: community-based, online service that assists students with college expenses and helps homeowners find and hire local college students to do miscellaneous household chores
Kolkin: healthcare clinic software, SOS, that standardizes physician team rounding and patient hand-off communication
Wayfinder is a structured incubator at Applied Innovation that connects UCI-affiliated startups with essential resources to develop their startup ventures, and currently has 46 teams that cover a broad spectrum of interests and serve specific needs in the community.
Read more information on the Wayfinder program.
View event photos on Applied Innovation’s Flickr album.
Main photo: UCI-startup company BottleBuilt discusses their product during the Wayfinder Pitch & Match event networking hour.
Photo: Rthura Cevallos